Category Archives: Laughter

Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We start Kris Kindles (KK’s) today, the first day of Advent. This literally means “Christ Child”.  We choose names from a bowl and treat that person as the Christ Child for the Christmas season.  This is our gift to Christ on his birthday – …

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Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

source Hi, I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! While praying this morning, I had the distinct impression of me sitting at the feet of Jesus.  I pictured those who sat at the feet of Jesus before me:  His parents, the teachers in the synagogue when He was only 12, His disciples, and …

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Morning Prayer

  Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I wake up in the mornings and I immediately start thinking of all the things that need to get completed that day.  I’m making lists in my head, then transferring them onto paper…first, so that I can prioritize and second, so I don’t …

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Snow Tubing is Not Crazy But Talking to Yourself is

Yep. I am certifiably crazy. At least in my own mind. You’re getting old Melina. Snow tubing is not crazy, but talking to yourself is. What fun though! Zipping down a hill at breakneck speed. The world a blur as you spin. Snow flying in your face and all around.  Fun.  Laughter.  Togetherness. Maybe there …

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Living as a Woman of Laughter

Well, since receiving this Word, I have had time to practice being a Woman of Laughter.  There have been some ups and downs in my life, as usual, and I have to say that it is a great Word to remember to bring me back to laughter and joy. I have noticed that I don’t …

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Joyful Mysteries: Women of Laughter Part II

Well, it certainly isn’t easy every day to be a Woman of Laughter. I have to admit that yesterday evening I was upset and hurt.  I resorted to snide remarks and tears in private.  I wanted to give up.  I was tired of working so hard every day – working with my family, my house, …

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The Power of Laughter: Building Friendships

Source Laughter helps us to look at the positive around us. When you see something good in someone, tell them. It will help them feel appreciated and boost their self image and confidence. This is the beginning of friendships. Continuing to build each other up with laughter and fun will build a strong base for …

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The Power of Laughter: Recharge and Relax

Source Laughter lets us recharge our batteries, so to speak. When we’re feeling drained and overwhelmed, the act of laughing can change us so that we’re feeling recharged and energized. We no longer dread the day or the situation but can move forward in confidence with a bounce in our step. It reduces our stress and …

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The Power of Laughter: Anti-Depressant

source Laughter is a natural anti-depressant.  Our bodies release endorphins when we laugh, which make us feel good and give us a “high” feeling.  They work in a similar way to morphine. People have been known to fight depression with laughter. I’d like to admit I’m addicted to laughter!  So… Go ahead…Laugh out loud!

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Joyful Mysteries: Women of Laughter

…and she laughs at the days to come… I’ve mentioned before that this verse has had a lot of meaning for me, telling me not to worry and to trust God.  It has always been a comfort for me and I really trust God with so many areas of my life.  Those areas that I …

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